Category Archives: Appetizer

Harvest Time: Concord Grape Rosemary Focaccia

My ‘adopted’ family has a farm with 100 year old concord grape vines and every year when they ripen, I go over & make grape jam.   We usually get around 90 jars & the smell in the kitchen is … Continue reading

Posted in Appetizer, snack | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Frugal Gourmet: 39 Spice Hummus

A friend and I ride our bikes a lot on a local trail that is a 41-mile long converted train track.   It is really beautiful since it runs through the woods along a river.  The change of seasons is … Continue reading

Posted in Appetizer, Healthy, snack | Leave a comment

Fresh & Healthy: Pink Hummus

I am a lover of hummus in all it’s varieties…..my favorites being roasted red pepper, spinach, black bean & 40-spice….but there are so many more choices.   I saw one the other day from 101 Cookbooks called Hummus with Green … Continue reading

Posted in Appetizer, Healthy, snack | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Preserving Summer Greens: Pesto – Cilantro, Arugula & 5 Herb

Isn’t it amazing when the leafy greens come in, it is with abundance !!   And pesto is a condiment (isn’t it?) with so many differing uses.   So why not preserve some of that arugula or instead of drying … Continue reading

Posted in Appetizer, Healthy, Sauces | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Veggie Wraps: Goat Cheese & Roasted Grape Wraps

Lately I’ve found myself really enjoying meatless meals.   Maybe it is because I read Meatless Mondays or Mark Bittman’s articles on Vegan Before 6.  Or it could be the beautiful fresh produce at the Farmer’s Market.   Then again, … Continue reading

Posted in Appetizer, Bread, Cheese, snack | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Wannabe Veggie Wraps: Curried Wraps

Looked in the fridge & I had a little bit of this, little bit of that.   What do you do with all those bits….and the answer is: Curry.   A couple of my foodie friends are into curry, plus … Continue reading

Posted in Appetizer, Entrees | Leave a comment

Cleaning the Fridge: Cottage Cheese Pancakes

I’ve mentioned before that 101 Cookbooks is one of my inspirations, right ??  I’m very new to blogging as well as adding more vegetarian meals to my repertoire.  I’ve always been a healthy cook since my husband was a marathoner … Continue reading

Posted in Appetizer, Bread, Breakfast, Veggies | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Spicy & Sweet: Habanero Gold

If you like going to the farmer’s market and bringing home fresh, local produce and then you think….what can I make with this ?? …..then you should visit Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s Kitchen.  She has really creative (and absolutely delicious) jam recipes. … Continue reading

Posted in Appetizer, Breakfast, Preserves | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Inspired: Homemade Goat Cheese

I’m in a workshop to get certified as a Master Gardener with the county agricultural extension center, which is sponsored by University of Maryland.  It is a great collection of people and our purpose is volunteer work, giving back to … Continue reading

Posted in Appetizer, Cheese | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cleaning Out The Fridge: Oven Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

I just hate throwing out food when cleaning the fridge, so this week I was motivated to create new things with stuff that was almost at the end of it’s ‘use by date’.   I buy the club packs of … Continue reading

Posted in Appetizer, Preserves, Veggies | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment